Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis (Ann Acad Med Stetin )

Publisher: Pomorska Akademia Medyczna (Szczecin)

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  • Other titles
    Roczniki Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej w Szczecinie, Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinentis, Roczniki, Roczniki PAM
  • ISSN
    1427-440X
  • OCLC
    68765320
  • Material type
    Periodical
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    Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

  • Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013;
  • Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):130-136.
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    ABSTRACT: Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome (EEC) results from a simultaneous developmental abnor-caused by mutations of the tp63 gene. Five mutations: 204, 227, 279, 280, and 304 account for most cases of this syndrome. A case with R304W mutation, characterized by the presence of all major (ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, cleft lip and palate) and two minor (lacrimal duct obstruction, developmental delay) clinical symptoms of the syndrome is presented. This severe case improves the existing knowledge concerning the genotype-phenotype correlations in EEC syndrome.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):11-4.
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    ABSTRACT: An unusual case of exposure to natural psychoactive substances deriving from Datura stramonium (jimsonweed, thorn-apple) is presented in this article. It may be of interest in this case that a hallucinogenic substance was intentionally administered by a third party. An initial assessment in this criminal case was questionable, and resulted from a lack of consideration of toxicological exposure and its possible aftermath. The above-mentioned case demonstrates the necessity of considering all toxicological aspects of the case, even though initial findings seemed to indicate something else.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):58-60.
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    ABSTRACT: Early onset depression, regarding its high prevalence and debilitating effects on development, is considered to be one of the major mental illness in children and adolescents. Most commonly is recurrent and continues in adulthood. Factors determining vulnerability to depression can be grouped into following categories: genetics, familial environment, personal characteristics and severe stress. Main risk factors include: being a female, family history of depression, subclinical symptoms, negative cognitive style, negative life events. Common symptoms of depression can be different in children and teens than they are in adults. Often occur with atypical features. The diagnosis might be problematic as it often relays on the observation of children's dysfunctions. Therefore treatment of major depression in children and adolescents is considered difficult. It is important to estimate all the features that underlie the symptoms, their persistence, and then implement proper therapy.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):32-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Innovations in diagnostic techniques due to the introduction of endoscopy, and the development in X-ray technology were fundamental in lessening dependence on surgery, and for urology to be recognised as a new discipline. Afterwards, endoscopic surgery came to the fore. Urology in Lemberg, The aim of the study is to present the development of urology in Lemberg as an independent speciality, and its separation from surgery. Well-known Lemberg surgeons who were interested in surgery of the genitourinary system are discussed. The beginning of urology and its development within the framework of surgical departments, and as an independent facility in the interwar period is described. The fate of the Polish department of urology during the interwar period and the World War II is also presented. The development of Ukrainian urology after the World War II is also described. Extensive research was undertaken to collect the literature and documents in Polish and German archives and libraries in order to prepare this study. The author also presents the leading Ukrainian urologists who contributed from the post war period to the last 22 years of free Ukraine (from December 1991), and discusses the development of modern urology in Lviv today.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):157-69.
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    ABSTRACT: Portal vein thrombosis is a rare entity, usually concomitant with hepatic cirrhosis and malignancies. Spontaneous disease occurs very rarely, and it presents with venous small bowel mesenteric infarction, causing intestinal ischaemia extremely rarely. We present a patient who was operated on because of symptoms and signs of "acute abdomen" and in whom segmental ischaemia of the small bowel and mesenteric thrombosis were found intraoperatively. The correct diagnosis, mesenteric infarction of the small bowel in the course of portal vein thrombosis, was made after performing an abdominal computer tomography scan a week after surgery. The course of the treatment, complications, and data from the literature are presented about this very rare condition, which may constitute a difficult diagnostic problem for a surgeon.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):61-5.
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    ABSTRACT: The cardiac veins have inspired numerous generations of researchers. From anatomists and pathologists to cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the issue of the structure of heart and cardiovascular disorders- in spite of enormous progress of medicine - have not been completely discovered so far. The material of the research comes from the collection of the Chair and Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy of the Pomeranian Medical University and it includes 102 human hearts, of which 59 male and 43 female ones, aged from 12 and 70. Both coronary veins and arteries of the tested hearts were filled with the epoxy resin, which allowed for thorough exposing and differentiating between the venous vessels and the arterial vessels. The aim of this study was to assessing the interrelationships between the dimensions of the heart, the size of the coronary sinus, the length of the cardiac veins and a sex. Also determined the frequency and variability of cardiac veins run in the material, as well as the correlation between the topography of the course of the great cardiac vein, the middle cardiac vein, the branches of the left and right coronary arteries and the cardiac size and a gender. The measurements of the heart and the veins were made with the use of a pair of spherical compasses, an electronic caliper, a goniometer and a planimeter. It was found that the size of the male heart is statistically significantly greater than the female one. The dimensions of the heart correlated positively with the diameter and the length of the coronary sinus (CS) and the length of the great cardiac vein (GCV), the middle cardiac vein (MCV) and the small cardiac vein (SCV). The length of the CS positively correlated with its diameter and the length of the veins draining into it. The veins which were not always present in the tested material included: the SCV, the right marginal vein (RMV), the oblique vein of the left atrium (OVLA), the left marginal vein (LMV). It was found that the length of the GCV and the MCV in males were statistically significantly greater. The length of the MCV positively correlated with the length of the GCV, the SCV, the OVLA, the posterior vein of the left ventricle (PVLV), the LMV. The anastomoses between the GCV and the MCV were more often found in males and it was a statistically significant difference. It was found that there is a positive correlation between the venous arch connecting the GCV and the MCV and the length of the GCV. The anastomoses between the PVLV and the MCV and the LMV did not correlated with a sex, but it statistically significantly correlated with the length of the right and left PVLV and with the length of the MCV.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):81-90.
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    ABSTRACT: During the last decade there has been a striking growth in interest in ethical issues arising from the development of neurosciences. It was as late as 2002 that the new discipline, called neuroethics, started. It was intended to be a new area of interdisciplinary discourse on moral dilemmas connected with recent advances in, broadly understood, neurosciences. Ten years after its launch neuroethics possesses a distinct body of knowledge and an institutional basis for its further development. As a very young discipline, however, neuroethics is still in a state offlux. Two essential theoretical concepts of how this discipline is to be built on are emerging. Both are discussed in this article. According to the first of them (i.e. ethics of neurosciences), neuroethics is basically understood as a sub--discipline of bioethics. Although there are some reasons for distinguishing several branches or sub-disciplines of bioethics (genethics, neuroethics, nanoethics, etc.), there are sound arguments against such a tendency for the proliferation of biomedical ethics. The second approach to neuroethics (neuroscience of ethics), which aims at studying neuronal correlates of the well-known ethical concepts (e.g. free-will, moral responsibility, etc.), seems to be much more promising. Neuroethics understood in this way (and only in this way) can be considered as a truly new opportunity for collaboration between neuroscientists and ethicists.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):130-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Perthes disease appears in children and affects hip joints. The proximal head of the femur is damaged, which results in deformation of the femoral ball and loss of its spherical shape. Instant diagnosis and introduction of treatment is crucial for maintaining the femoral head in the hip socket, which facilitates recovery to its spherical shape. To assess the quality of life of patients who have undergone surgical treatment. The factors examined were: state of functioning and occurrence of pain in affected hip joint. 61 participants underwent the examination. The duration and type of disease were established on the basis of a radiogram. The patients were treated with varus derotation osteotomy in the 2 and 3 degree of the Reinberg scale. A Modified Oxford Hip Score was used to assess the patients' quality of life. Subjective assessment of the quality of life after recovering from the disease was regarded as very good and good. According to the patients' own evaluation the disease and the treatment did not affect their everyday life.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):53-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Dupuytren's disease is classified as a benign superficial fibromatosis, in which excessive proliferation of myofibroblats and formation of nodules and chords occurs, followed by development of finger contractures. The similarities between Dupuytren's disease and neoplasms were shown at molecular and clinical grounds. The objective of the study was to review of the literature investigating possible relationship between occurrence of Dupuytren's disease and malignancies. Review of the few available papers shows (1) statistically significantly increased malignant neoplasm mortality among men with advanced Dupuytren's disease, comparing to reference population and men with early stage of the disease, (2) statistically significantly increased malignant neoplasm morbidity, mainly related to smoking and alcohol consumption among patients (men and women) operated on for Dupuytren's disease and (3) increased sarcoma of the bone and soft tissue morbidity in patients 5 years after operation for Dupuytren's disease. Some genetical studies show also altered expression of the dehydrogenases ALDH2 and DHDH genes in patients with Dupuytren's disease and with digestive tract malignancies related to alcohol abuse.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):15-7.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was the estimation of foetal femoral bone development, based on anthropometric, densitometric and histometric examination. The study was done on 68 foetuses (31 female and 37 male) of various foetal ages (16-31 weeks of gestation). The specimens, ranging 16-31 weeks of gestation, were divided into 3 groups for better statistical analysis. After the left and right limb were removed from specimens each femoral bone was radiographed using a Microfocus 401 bone X-ray apparatus. Radiographs were digitized with an analogue camera and an A/D converter for transfer to a computer. Four measurements were taken for each bone: the total length of the shaft; the breadth of the proximal epiphysis; the breadth of the central part of the shaft; and the breadth of the distal epiphysis. After anthropometric research densitometric research was started within which BMC and BMD measurements were taken by a DPX-L osteodensitometer, Lunar, Wisconsin, USA, for tiny osseous structures. Mean values for results were calculated, and their correlation with the age and sex of the examined foetuses was described. The bones examined were cleared of soft tissues, and afterwards histological specimens were taken from the proximal epiphysis, the central part of the shaft, and the distal epiphysis for histometric study. The obtained histological images were saved on the computer, and processed using a special image analyser. During the experiment the surface area and circumference oftrabeculae of bone were calculated. The obtained values were used for estimating histometric indicators that describe the osseous structure of the proximal epiphysis, the central part of the shaft, and the distal epiphysis. Results of this research from certain parts of the femoral bone were described for the right and left limbs in correlation with the foetuses' age and sex. It has been stated that arbitrary diameters of foetal femoral bone are strongly and positively correlated with the total length of the femoral bone, CRL and the age of the examined foetuses. Anthropometric analysis of foetal femoral bones in the early stage of development do not indicate lateralization features. The mineral content of femoral bones (BMC) indicates a characteristic, positive correlation with foetal age, but the mineral density of foetal femoral bones (BMD) does not correlate with its development. The density of the femoral bone in human foetuses increases with age in all bone's parts and histometric parameters of foetal femoral bones show variability in terms of sex at an early stage of intrauterine development. Based on the given anthropometric densitometric and histometric data the occurrence of foetal dimorphism features has been analyzed in randomly chosen foetal groups. The cluster analysis and analysis of many other parameters of developing femoral bone revealed features of sexual dimorphism in selected groups of human foetuses.
    Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis 01/2013; 59(1):91-9.